San Juan, Puerto Rico (February 6, 2012) – Puerto Rico's undefeated welterweight prospect, Thomas Dulorme (13-0, 10 KOs), has graduated from Summa Cum Laude, of The Lyceum Arts and Technology school in Hato Rey, specializing as an AutoCad drafter.
Dulorme, a native of Carolina went on to say, “I'm very happy to achieve one of my lifelong dreams to graduate and have a profession. As an individual, regardless of whether you're a boxer, you should seek to have options and I am happy to have this great achievement and to help secure my future.”
“Boxing is my passion, it's the force that makes me get up every morning, but I know that one day it all ends and I will be ready when that day comes,” he continued.
Dulorme, 22, also has four years invested in a Bachelors Degree at the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico (UPPR), concentrating in Civil Engineering. He is scheduled to resume his undergraduate studies in mid-2012.
“Drawing is my first love” stated Dulorme. “My dad is an engineer and I grew up in that environment working with geometry and dealing with the spaces available. I started with small drawings and models and really loved what I was doing. Gradually I improved through specialized classes and eventually jumped to formal education.”
Dulorme, while training in boxing, maintained a grade point average of 3.5. He delayed his studies at the UPPR and enrolled at The Lyceum Art and Technology school in Hato Rey, because he had to improve some aspects of his technical drawing, before completing his undergraduate degree.
“I went to the Lyceum because I wanted to improve and finish my studies with all the knowledge needed to practice my profession effectively,” said Dulorme. “Promotionally as a fighter, I'm represented by Universal Promotions, Gary Shaw Productions and DiBella Entertianment. I'm very happy with my career both inside and outside the ring.”
On February 17, Thomas Dulorme returns to the ring against Mexico's Jose Reynoso (15-3-1, 2 KOs), in a 10 round bout for the vacant NABF welterweight title. He will be the main event on Showtime's boxing series ShoBox: The New Generation at the Chumash Casino in Santa Ynez, California.
The co-feature showcases undefeated 154-pound puncher, his compatriot Jonathan “Mantequilla” Gonzalez (14-0, 13 KO's), who battles global contender Billy Lyell (24-10, 5KOs), in a 10 round fight. Lyell has fought world class fighters such as Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and James Kirkland.
Both Dulorme and Gonzalez were recently selected by ESPN as part of the prestigious “Super25” group, which features the top boxing prospects in the world.